01 September 2013
Happy Labour Day To American and Canadian Friends!
Celebrate with family and friends!
This popular holiday (judging from the traffic on this tiny island!) has as I understand its origins in the labour union movement. The eight hour day movement spells simply: eight hours of work, eight hours of recreation and eight hours for rest for one and all! But it was not easy to realize...
According to history, the idea of celebrating Labor Day in the United States came from Matthew Maguire, a machinist from Paterson, N. J., who wanted to recognize those “who from rude nature have delved and carved all the grandeur we behold.”
"All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence."
(Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.)
No picnic or parade for us but on the menu for our family...
Wishing each of you a great Holiday weekend!